Well, people who have been drinking a daily green smoothie can attest to the benefits of green smoothies, the nutritional powerhouse that can curb cravings by replacing bad habits with better ones. I know... Years ago, I was able to lose 45 pounds when green smoothies were in my daily routine. Some call it the best of all weight loss smoothies!
It’s strange. Once someone starts to drink a smoothie with added greens daily for a month or two, they start to get compliments on how radiant their skin looks, on how slim their body is becoming, and notice how much energy they have.
You can expect some of the following things to occur:
1. More Energy
Believe me, I know... I have a family and run my own business. All the while I need to clean the house and prepare meals. Life is crazy! I have to create simple healthy habits that are in place so that no matter what life brings. We want keeping that habit be easier than going to a pile of processed foods. We can’t afford to not receive the benefits of green smoothies.
Charles Duhigg wrote in his book The Power of Habit, "To change a habit, substitute the routine for another and believe in the change." We can't just remove negative habits. We need to imbrace who we want to be and let those habits follow.
2. Receive fewer mood swings
3. Lose weight!
Your body will be getting the nutrients that it needs. So you will not be rummaging through you pantry for unhealthy snacks. The less junk that you eat, the less junk that will be in your trunk.
4. Experience fewer cravings for sugary and salty processed food
Out of all of the benefits of green smoothies, this one is my favorite. There is nothing like breaking free from the bonds of unhealthy snack food.
"Change can be achieved by focusing on keystone habits and achieving small wins."
"Keystone habits can help individuals change, too. For instance, research indicates that doctors have a hard time getting obese people to make a broad change in their lifestyle. However, when patients focus on developing one keystone habit, such as keeping a meticulous food journal, other positive habits start to take root as well."
"Keystone habits work by providing small wins – that is, early successes that are fairly easy to attain. Developing a keystone habit helps you believe that improvement is possible in other spheres of life, too, which can trigger a cascade of positive change."
The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg
You can set drinking a smoothie as a keystone habit. I personally don't drink my smoothie until I have exercised. I look forward to my time drinking it afterwards. It is one way to increase my dopamine levels and reward myself. It took time, but I now crave my time biking or taking a walk.
5. Regular Digestion
There will be no need for a reader’s digest in the bathroom anymore! Through my years of studying health, having clean bowels is one of the most important things that you can do for your body. The bowels get rid of toxins and the digested food.
Many experts say that you need to have a bowel movement at least 1-3 times per day. The bowels should be soft and easy to eliminate.
A green smoothie made with kale seems to work the best for this benefit. I find that I'm running to the bathroom within 30 minutes after drinking a green smoothie with plenty of greens. I have seen first hand that I can have regular bowels with green smoothies.
6. Your skin becomes radiant!
When your bowels are moving correctly, you body can toxins in an efficient manner. Usually someone with acne and other skin problem have a problem with regular bowels. When the toxins cannot leave through the bowel regularly, they have to leave somewhere else, your skin.
By drinking a daily green smoothie, you can improve your digestive system that in turn improves your skin. You could say it is green smoothie beauty!
There are many different opinions on how to make your skin shine with radiance. Fancy creams and expensive surgeries can help, but fueling your body with wholesome foods is even more important. A diet for good skin is one of the best things that you can do to transform your skin from the inside out.
There are other secrets that can give you glowing results. Drinking water, eating healthy fats, and protecting your skin from the harsh elements is a start.
7. You may feel an urge to start exercising.
Our bodies were created to be used. Being unhealthy can drain our bodies of energy with sugar crashes. Being unmotivated to move off the couch can create its own cyclical bad habit... as I did. I had to decide to make small consistant habits that made a new cycle of positive habits.
8. Blood sugars may be stabilized
If you are a diabetic, you may need to choose low sugar fruits at first. Such as berries, green apples, grapefruit, etc.
9. Hair and nails grow in faster and stronger
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